Maruti Suzuki, India’s top most car maker is known for manufacturing low-cost fuel efficient cars. Maruti Alto, Maruti 800, Maruti Alto 800, Maruti Swift Dzire and Maruti Swift are some of the best selling models by the company. With these, the firm also has a sporty yet elegant sedan in the portfolio, namely, Maruti Suzuki SX4. This one is available in diesel, petrol and CNG engine options. Maruti SX4 Green Vxi (CNG) is the CNG option, which has been powered by 1.6-litre, 16 valve DOHC engine accompanied by VVT technology. The engine comes with a 1586cc of displacement and is capable of producing maximum power output of 103.3bhp along with 145Nm of maximum torque. The engine here has been coupled with the standard five-speed manual transmission that makes the car mileage pretty awesome. The car manages to give a peak mileage of around 18.2 to 21.4 kmpl. With a top speed of 180 kmph, the acceleration and pickup of the car impresses one and all. Apart from being technically sound, Maruti SX4 Green Vxi (CNG) comes with numerous comfort and convenience features. The car comes with proficient air conditioning system with heater, power windows, power steering, audio/CD player, central locking system, and remote fuel lid and remote boot opener along with high quality materials used for the interiors. In order to keep a check on the price, this variant doesn’t come with Airbags, ABS, EBD and BA.
The exteriors of Maruti SX4 Green Vxi (CNG) are impressive. The first thing that catches your eye when you look at this sedan is sportiness mixed well with premiumness. The front profile of the car has a compact hood along with very good-looking headlights accompanied by radiator grille in honeycomb style structure. The chrome finished Suzuki logo set centrally on the car; turning the front profile into a much cleaner and tidier appearance. The side profile has ORVMs dipped in body color along with bold wheel arches and smooth lines that continues towards the rear end. The rear end of Maruti SX4 Green Vxi (CNG) has elegant and trendy tail lights along with wide wind screen. The sporty body colored rear bumper with high mounted stop lamp complete the exteriors of the car with style. Being the base variant, Maruti SX4 Green Vxi (CNG) doesn’t sport alloy wheels and fog lamps in order to keep the price under control.
Maruti SX4 Green Vxi (CNG) interiors are stunning, that make sure it inspires you and manages to impress you whenever you see it. The dual tone interiors have been combined with beige dashboard fitted with an audio system, which accentuates the front cabin to a large extent. The power steering wheel has been located according to driver’s complete comfort, while the instrumental panel, AC vents and climate control have their appropriate locations. The dual information display for temperature and time along with glove box turn the interiors to a much premium level. The instrumental panel has illumination, which gives the passenger and the driver a very clear and readable view of figures on the display. In addition, the illuminated key ring is another highlight that offers the driver to locate the key hole very easily in pitch dark.
Under the bonnet, Maruti SX4 Green Vxi (CNG) comes with dynamic 1.6-litre, 16 valve DOHC engine with a displacement of 1586cc and has the capacity to produce peak power output of 103.3bhp at the rate of 5600 rpm along with 145Nm of maximum torque at the rate of 4100 rpm. The engine here has been mated with the standard 5-speed manual gearbox , which helps the cat to deliver some astonishing mileage figures. On the heavy traffic city roads, the sedan manages to give out 18.2 kmpl of mileage , while on the smooth highways, 21.4 kmpl of fuel economy is delivered. On the other hand, the pickup and acceleration is concerned, it is average. The car has a top speed of 180 kmph and is capable of touching the 100 kmph speed mark from zero in 14.7 seconds .
Braking and Handling
The braking and handling of Maruti SX4 Green Vxi (CNG) is upright and not a disappointment. The brake system of Maruti SX4 Green Vxi (CNG) comprises of ventilated disc brakes for the front and drum brakes for the rear . In order to keep the price of the car economical, this one doesn’t sport ABS, EBD and BA. As far as its handling is concerned, it is decent due to its superior suspension system. this consists of independent suspension with gas filled McPherson strut & anti-roll bar for the front and semi independent torsion beam with gas filled shock absorbers for the rear. The power steering wheel further enhances the overall handling of the sedan.
The comfort level of Maruti SX4 Green Vxi (CNG) is impressive and gives you a very premium feel. Maruti Suzuki India has ensured that it will not be compromising on the base comfort of the occupants here. The car model has been endowed with a host of comfort features, which ensure a very joyful and comfortable ride in Maruti SX4 Green Vxi (CNG) sedan. The car comes with very proficient air conditioning system with heater with AC vents are positioned appropriately . The power steering wheel guarantees smooth handling of the car, while power windows for front and rear are present for occupants’ convenience. The front seats are adjustable, while for the rear, there are headrests and centre arm rest. The rear seats are foldable, which help in creating more luggage space for long trips. Moreover, the car is also blessed with remote fuel lid and boot opener, large luggage storage compartment, rear reading lamp, front door pockets, tachometer, low fuel warning light, accessory power outlet, outside temperature display and more.
Maruti SX4 Green Vxi (CNG) features basic safety features, which include strong brakes, central locking system, seat belts for all occupants, power door locks, child safety door locks, anti-theft alarm system, seat belt warning, engine immobilizer , keyless entry and front and side impact beams.
Good looks with premium interiors
Lack of ABS, EBD and BA and airbags
The mechanism by which power is transmitted from the engine to the wheels.Transmission type could be Manual,Automatic, Continuously Variable Transmission, or Semi-Automatic.
The maximum amount of fuel that the engine can burn in one complete cycle of all the cylinders together.
The amount of work the engine can do over a period of time. It is measured in Horsepower. One Horsepower is equal to the energy needed to lift 550 pounds at a height of one foot for one second. 1 PS=1.01387 bhp.
The maximum power output the engine can
produce over a particular range of speed.
Sudden braking at high speeds can cause the brakes to lock up and the car to skid. The electronic sensors in the Anti Lock braking System rapidly pressurize and depressurize the brakes, thus stopping them from locking up.
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